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“Best BBQ in southern Cali” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ

Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ
888 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #23 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Cuisines: Barbecue
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2 reviews
“Best BBQ in southern Cali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Returning to Bubba's 2 years after our first visit we were not disappointed.
The quality and flavour of the meats were exceptional.
Baby back ribs were among the best I've tasted anywhere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calumet City, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic food, fantastic service! Had the Bubba burger with beef brisket and smoked sausage, amazing, my lady had the sliders, one each of pulled pork, brisket and chicken, great BBQ sauce!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stevenson Ranch, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great BBQ surprise in La Jolla!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Wonderful experience. Took the whole family. Modest, but pleasant decor. But what a wonderful dining experience. You walk in, place and pay for your order. Owner/ cashier very personable. Actually made us step away from the regiseter (we wanted to try everything!).
Generous portions of delicious food. Try the corn nuggets. Great brisket (chopped or sliced), pulled pork, hot links. Excellent collard greens.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Flavorful food at a reasonable price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were pleasantly suprised at how amazing this food really was.My family ate here twice during a recent visit to the La Jolla area, and enjoyed all that was ordered. The ribs, pulled pork, and smoked brisket were wonderful. The mac and cheese and garlic mashed potatos were delicious sides. We like the casual atmosphere, and will be back!

Visited July 2013
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San Diego
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A welcome addition to the La Jolla restaurant scene is Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ, located on famous Prospect Street at Fay Avenue, right near the heart of the shopping district, and just two blocks from the ocean. This is hands down the best tasting BBQ, with "fall off the bone" chicken and ribs, every kind of side order you could want, and the owner is usually there, making sure you get top quality food and service. We are locals, and we stop in regularly. I have also used their food for parties at my house. Everyone wants to know where I got the food, and although tempted to say I cooked it myself, I did tell the truth and now they have more customers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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